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Transparency and the KK Principle

Das, N; Salow, B; (2018) Transparency and the KK Principle. Noûs , 52 (1) pp. 3-23. 10.1111/nous.12158. Green open access

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Abstract

An important question in epistemology is whether the KK principle is true, i.e., whether an agent who knows that p is also thereby in a position to know that she knows that p. We explain how a “transparency” account of self‐knowledge, which maintains that we learn about our attitudes towards a proposition by reflecting not on ourselves but rather on that very proposition, supports an affirmative answer. In particular, we show that such an account allows us to reconcile a version of the KK principle with an “externalist” or “reliabilist” conception of knowledge commonly thought to make that principle particularly problematic.

Type: Article
Title: Transparency and the KK Principle
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1111/nous.12158
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1111/nous.12158
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Dept of Philosophy
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10061170
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